2015 World Thinking Day Daisy Activities

Note to Volunteers

The World Thinking Day award is an official award that may be worn on the front of the official Girl Scout uniform sash or vest.

The theme for World Thinking Day 2015 is girls worldwide say "we can create peace through partnerships." This theme is based on the United Nations' Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 8: to develop a global partnership for development. This goal is about all countries, rich and poor, working with one another to support the MDGs—and the MDGs are themselves a global partnership. In order for poorer countries to reach the other seven goals, more-prosperous countries must provide more effective aid, sustainable debt relief, and fair trade rules.

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Daisy Activities:
To earn the award, girls learn more about this topic by completing one or more activity below.

  1. Working together is great because everybody brings unique skills to a partnership. Cut out slips of paper and have everyone write one of their skills on the slip (ex: "good listener," "has good ideas," "can draw nice pictures"). Glue the slips together as circles in a chain and discuss how everyone's different skills make for a stronger group.
  2. Learn about different symbols of peace and discuss why these may have been chosen to symbolize peace. The UN says that "peace is in your hands." Trace the girls' hands on a piece of paper and then ask them to draw a symbol in the center to symbolize working together.
  3. Read Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeanette Winter and discuss what Wangari's goals were and how she was able to work with others to accomplish them.
  4. Watch Tipping the Balance or read Zapizapu Crosses the Sea by Diane Abad Vergara and learn what fair trade is. Then go to your local grocery store and see if you can find three fair trade items sold there. Are there fair trade items you eat at your house.
  5. Make five bracelets and collect five facts about how girls live in another country. Tell five friends or family members the facts and give them each a bracelet.
  6. Girls who take the Welcome to the Daisy Flower Garden Leadership Journey take action to help their community. What could you do in your community to help children learn about peace and partnerships? As a group, choose a project and take action for World Thinking Day.